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NINTH SUNDAY

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ORDINARY TIME

Our Lady of Victory
Sunday - 9:00 A.M.
CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST St. Malachy
Saturday - 7:00 P.M.


F O O D   F O R   T H O U G H T

Reading I Deuteronomy 11.18, 26-28, 32 Responsorial Psalm Lord, be a rock of refuge for me
Reading II Romans 3.21-25, 28 Gospel Matthew 7.21-27
Food for Thought

One of the rocks of the Christian life is the Word of God. The word of God speaks for every occasion and for every anxiety. Let the Bible be an open book for us, and God will be an open book.

Perhaps I did not grow up with much experience of the Bible`s riches. Let me make the time to read it personally and to listen carefully when I hear it read.

 


Pastor
Rectory
490 Charles Street
Gatineau, Québec J8L 2K5
Secretary
Monday and Thursday - 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday - 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Email
Telephone
(819) 986-3763
Fax
(819) 961-3159

ARE YOU NEW TO OUR PARISH?     WELCOME!

Welcome to those who want to make our parish their faith home. You may have come from other places. You may have been “away for a while”. Be assured that we love to have you among us. We would appreciate it very much if you identified yourself at Mass. It would also help if you would take the time to fill out a registration form. The next time you are with us, you may leave it in the collection basket or give it to one of the ushers or to the priest.

Thank you and welcome.


M A S S       S C H E D U L E

WED. Mar. 09th - 07:00 p.m. OLV Veroncia Belter by Barbara Weir
Kenneth Sarto & Colette Cameron by the Estate of Irene Gendron Cameron
All Parishioners of OLV & St. Malachy
SAT. Mar. 12th - 07:00 p.m. St. Malachy Aileen Monaghan Kane (8th Anniversary) by the Family
Agathe Somers (11th Anniversary) by Wilbert & Family r
SUN. Mar. 13th - 09:00 a.m. OLV Doris Lemieux by the Family
Larry Miller by Alma & Family
Bob Dunning (1st anniversary) by Maureen
John & Madeleine Laluck by the Family

PLEASE NOTE: ASH WEDNESDAY Mass, March 9th, 2011 is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Victory Parish

DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE SHARE LENT 2011
In this bulletin there is an insert ``Share Lent Calendar``, a useful daily guide for Lent. In our next week bulletin we will also have an insert magazine called "Building a World of Justice". Lots of more great reading to come.

A LOVELY DISPLAY CASE
As you enter the church, you will notice to your right a beautiful wooden display case donated by the Campbell family (Lyall and siblings). The donation was made in honour of their parents Art and Eileen Campbell. Lyall’s brother, Hugh, was the craftsmen who built the case and did a fine job indeed. The display case will be used to highlight, through pictures, parish social events, baptisms, weddings, etc. Thank you to the Campbell family for this thoughtful gesture.

DID ANYONE NOTICE?
How many people noticed that the statute of the Sacred Heart and the Blessed Virgin and the infant Jesus were moved upstairs? They are located to the left of the stairs and seem quite comfortable in their new home. They were moved to make way for the new display case and the need for more space for bulletin boards.

ST-GRÉGOIRE CEMETERY

As our parishioners are aware, we have been working closely with the wardens of St-Grégoire to try to find families for gravesites where there is no family contact on record. Our partnership has been very successful, as the cemetery manager has received numerous calls from our parishioners and other English-speaking families.

However, they are concerned about the persistent rumours that monuments will be removed if there is no family contact. This rumour is false, as we have been assured that there is no plan to remove monuments. In fact, the cemetery manager is planning to work with the Buckingham Historical Society to start to identify historical gravesites. We have been asked to reassure our parishioners that monuments will remain in place.



DID YOU KNOW

The O’Neil Heritage Cemetery is located on Church Street in Buckingham and is managed by Our Lady of Victory Parish. In 1836, the O’Neil family donated 10 acres of land for a church, priest house and cemetery and some substantive farming. The cemetery covered an area of approximately 2.5 acres.

In the Parish ledger, there are the names of 674 people who were buried on the site. It is thought that there may be up to 800 people who were buried in the site, but that number has never been confirmed. The cemetery was operational from 1844 to 1879. It is believed that, at one time, the cemetery contained a grand total of 200 monuments and iron and wooden crosses, many of which were destroyed prior to Our Lady of Victory Parish taking over responsibility for the gravesite. In the early 1980’s, a major effort was undertaken to restore as many monuments as possible. All bits and pieces of monuments that were found were embedded in 4 concrete slabs around the central monument. There are 44 monuments that remain intact.

Responsibility for the cemetery was transferred to Our Lady of Victory Parish by Bishop Paul E. Charbonneau on April 22nd 1964. The cemetery was designated a “Historical Site” by the Town of Buckingham on September 8th 1964. Among those buried in the cemetery were Mary O’Farrell in 1856 and Ann Brady in 1867, mother and sister of Father John Brady, the first parish priest.




UPCOMING EVENTS

ST. PATRICK’S TEA - Our St. Pat’s Tea will be held on Saturday, March 19th – please reserve this date for an afternoon of fun and friendship.

GOSPEL MATTERS CONCERT - Concert at OLV Church on Saturday, April 30th at 7:00 pm with Lyoness Woodstock and the Gospel Matters Band, featuring Judy Woodstock and Russ Orange. Also joining the concert will be Randy McDermid.

HEART & SOUL GOSPEL CHOIR SPRING CONCERT - Concert at OLV Church on Thursday, May 12th at 7:00 pm.

SPRING SUPPER AND BALLOON AUCTION - To be held in OLV Hall on Friday, May 20th – more information to follow.


CANCER FOR THE RELAY FOR LIFE
At the St. Pat’s Tea, there will be a table set up to purchase Salsa and butter tarts and a few handmade items. All proceeds from that table will go to Cancer for the Relay for Life. The Relay for Life will be held on Friday, June 10, 2011 under the Brady Bridge. All are invited to attend this event either as walkers or visitors. Please note that soft drink cans, beer and soft drink bottles are still being collected by Monique and all money raised goes to this event.

MILK BAG PROJECT FOR HAITI
I am asking people to save milk bags (the outer printed bag) . These bags are cut into strips and put together to make sleeping mats for the people of Haiti, they are used as packing material to ship products and therefore there is no cost to ship the mats to Haiti. Insects and poisonous spiders do not like the plastic and will not hide in the mat. It takes 300 to 500 bags to make one mat. If you are interested in helping out please leave the bags at the entrance of the Church for pick up

OFFICE HOURS
Monday and Thursday:   1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday:   9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Telephone messages are picked up on a regular basis throughout the week.

If you have any items for the bulletin, please send them to Alma at olv@videotron.ca before Wednesday afternoon.


W E E K L Y     R E C E I P T S

  Date Collection OLV St. Malachy

     Feb. 26/27 Sunday $   536.00 $   247.00
     Feb. 26/27 Fuel    389.00    135.00


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